Lead Poisoning In Environment And Children’s Exposure

Pollution is generallyy defined as the release of harmful environmental contaminants. Pollution can take two major forms: local pollution and global pollution. In the past, only local pollution was thought to be a problem. For example, coal burning produces smoke and in sufficient concentrations can be a health hazard. One slogan, taught in schools was “The solution to pollution is dilution”. In recent decades, awareness has been rising that some forms of pollution pose a global problem. Traditionally, serious pollution sources include chemical plants, oil refineries, nuclear waste dumps, regular garbage dumps (many toxic substances are illegally dumped there), incinerators, PVC factories, car factories, plastics factories and corporate animal farms creating huge amounts of animal waste. Lead is still the …

Gifts Children Can Make

Handmade gifts are a fun way to encourage children to give to others. Gifts children can make are usually simple and inexpensive, but are often treasured by the recipient. Making gifts is also a good way to teach children the importance of giving, rather than monetary value of the gift. Enhance your child’s gift making with a craft kit, like the Galt Silk Painting Set, or try one of these fun and simple ideas for gifts children can make. Designer Candles You will need: White pillar candles in various sizes Dull pencil or yarn needle Permanent marker Fine tipped paintbrush Acrylic paint Colorful ribbon Draw designs on the candle with a permanent marker. Stars, Christmas trees, and snowflakes are nice …

How To Work At Home With Young Children

I’ve written a few simple rules to help you deal with the reality of working at home with young children. Your day may not go exactly like this, but at times it will probably come pretty close. 1. Start your day by telling the kids you are going to be working. Make sure you have enough time for last-minute demands, such as the urgent need to play “just one” game of Chutes and Ladders. 2. Remind kids of when they can disturb you while you work. “No, wanting a cookie is not an emergency.” “Yes, you can tell me if the cat is on fire.” 3. Remind husband of when he can disturb you while you work. “No, that’s not …

How to do a baby handprint poem

It can be a lot of fun creating a baby handprint poem keepsake. As it involves paint and a child it can also very quickly get very messy so be sure to do it at a place where you can easily clean up after you’re done creating the keepsakes. Before you get started you will need to find a poem that you can put place the baby hands on. There are a lot of poems available on the internet that you can borrow. Be sure to read any disclaimer or copyright information that is posted along side the poem that you choose. I always recommend that you contact the author (if possible) to make sure that it is okay to …

10 Ways To Make Sure Your Child’s Toys Are Safe

The whole scenario behind the invention of toys is that they are to be enjoyed, but part of that enjoyment includes making sure the toys are safe for your children. There are 10 simple steps that you can take to ensure that your child enjoys his/her toys while taking the appropriate steps to make sure they are safe. Follow the age recommendations on the package. This information is typically written in smaller print and is often located in a lower corner, or back, of the box. If the toy contains small parts, consider your child’s behavior before purchasing. Even if he/she is in the age range recommended by the manufacturer, parents must consider whether or not their child behaves mature …

Writing Children’s Books: Take Chances To Get Published

In an editorial several years ago, I described a tree house in the backyard of a local restaurant. I wrote, “The entire structure has been pieced together from recycled lumber, much of which still bears the paint, logos or posters of the original walls from whence it came. The generous platform is ringed by a sturdy fence that includes branches of the tree itself, random two-by-fours, wooden signs, and even a pair of moose antlers. The ‘house’ is more of a lean-to, tall enough for kids (but not adults) to stand up inside, with a screened door and two screened windows positioned so occupants can easily spy on the diners below or out over the adjacent parking lot. A green …